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ISSN: 1538-320
October 15, 2019

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image of mom and sone working on school workWe receive hundreds of questions each week about to special education law and advocacy.

What topic do our readers ask about more frequently than any other?

You're right - IEPs!

And guess what? We get the same questions - questions that have been answered many times before.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, find answers to some frequently asked questions about IEPs and learn where to look for more FAQs on IEPs.

More questions? Find the answers in the Community Helpline database under IEPs.

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Who Can Overturn IEP Team Decisions?

The IEP team, including the parents, agreed that a child would receive specific special education and related services and a specific placement.

The school division superintendent decided to override the IEP team placement. Can he do that?

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Scheduling IEP Team Meetings

I am worried about my child's lack of progress and concerned that the IEP does not meet his needs.

Is there anything in the law that prevents me from asking that my child’s annual IEP meeting be postponed until I get additional information?

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Who's on the Team: Related Services Providers?

What is an educational audiologist?

Do you need an EdAud on your child's team?

How do students with hearing loss get the support they need to understand in a typical, noisy classroom?

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About Special Factors in the IEP

  • When should the IEP team refer a child for an FBA?
  • Should my adopted child receive special ed in English or in his native language?
  • What does the law say about instruction in Braille?
  • Does the law say that the school must provide an interpreter if the child needs this service?
In Wrightslaw: All About IEPs you will find clear, concise answers to more than 200 frequently asked questions about IEPs. Chapter 7 is "all about" Special Factors in the IEP.

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